Abstract

Er:Lu<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> and (Er,Yb):YVO<sub>4</sub> provide suitable spectra for CO<sub>2</sub>-LIDAR systems around 1.6µm. First inband pumped laser experiments show output powers up to 1.26W and slope efficiencies of up to 48% with respect to absorbed pump power.

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